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HITEQ Highlights: Addressing Childhood Obesity in Health Centers

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data, Quality Improvement

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health, Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Keywords: Nutrition , Obesity, Physical Activity, Screening.

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Archived Webinar

Primary Audience: PCAs
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff

Language: English

Developed by: HITEQ (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This webinar focused on how to improve child weight screening, nutrition and physical activity counselling, and design appropriate and meaningful interventions according to health center peers. A number of tools that support this quality improvement around addressing child weight and potential for obesity were discussed, including Bright Futures guidance and data validation tools from HITEQ.

Resource Details: This webinar focused on how to improve child weight screening, nutrition and physical activity counselling, and design appropriate and meaningful interventions according to health center peers. Discussion and demonstrations of how you may be able to optimize your EHR to encourage accurate and complete collection of required data, and identify children who may need intervention also took place. A number of tools that support this quality improvement around addressing child weight and potential for obesity were discussed, including Bright Futures guidance and data validation tools from HITEQ.

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